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Description - Francois Truffaut by Diana Holmes

After making a strong impact with his first film "Les 400 Coups", a semi-autobiographical narrative shot in the neo-realist style of the emerging "Nouvelle Vague", the French film director Francois Truffaut went on to make 23 films in 26 years. This appraisal of his work provides a socio-political contextualization, and gives an overview of his films and film-making methods. It seeks to shed new light on key aspects of his work, such as sexual politics, the construction of masculinity, the exploitation of genre, and the tension throughout the films between the "absolute" and the "provisional".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780719045547
ISBN-10: 0719045541
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Diana Holmes

Diana Holmes is Professor of French at Keele University. Robert Ingram is Associate Dean in the School of Languages and European Studies at the University of Wolverhampton -- .

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